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Las Animas County Colorado Historical Markers

 
Celebration & Sorrow Marker is the second tall one from right. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
Celebration & Sorrow Marker is the second tall one from right.
Colorado (Las Animas County), Ludlow — Celebration & Sorrow
A day of festivity was followed by one of the darkest in American Labor history. The state militia was on guard Because tensions between the strikers and the company had been steadily escalating, the state militia was stationed on . . . — Map (db m100513) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Ludlow — Hastings Mine Explosion — 1917
In memory of the 121 men who lost their lives in the Hastings Mine explosion, April 27, 1917 — Map (db m96334) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Ludlow — Ludlow Tent Colony Site Memorial — The Ludlow Massacre
In Memory of the men, women and children, who lost their lives in freedom's cause at Ludlow, Colorado April 20, 1914. — Map (db m100506) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Ludlow — The Ludlow Massacre
  On April 20, 1914, the State Militia unleashed an un-warranted attack on striking coal miners and their families living in a tent colony at this site. Eleven children and two women suffocated in a cellar beneath a tent when flames engulfed the . . . — Map (db m100509) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Model — In Memory of the Crewmen
On the morning of 21 August 1944, two B-24 Liberator Bombers collided in mid-air and plunged to earth killing eighteen men. Crew of 42-51517 Lt. Horace M. Jenkins, Cheyenne, WY Capt. Royal J. Brock, Columbus, OH Lt. Clair A.Clark, . . . — Map (db m77885) HM WM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Model — The Santa Fe Trail
Trail of Commerce The heavily laden freight wagons traveled in parallel columns to minimize dust and for convenience when circling the wagons at night or when danger threatened. A circle of wagons provided a fine defensive position. But the . . . — Map (db m77883) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Model — Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo...
Bent's Ranch on the Purgatoire River In the fall of 1846, William Bent, supervising partner of Bent's Fort, selected a site on the Purgatoire River, about five miles downstream from here, to create one of Colorado's first farming-ranching . . . — Map (db m77886) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — A Clash of Cultures
In the late 1860s, directly across the street stood the Colorado Hotel, a two- story adobe building fronted by a wooden arcade. It was the station for the Denver Santa Fe Stage Line and, for several days, the refuge of some 60 Anglo town residents . . . — Map (db m100505) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Christopher Carson
Christopher Carson Madison County Kentucky Dec. 24, 1809 Fort Lyons Colorado May 23, 1868 — Map (db m77854) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Coal Miners' Memorial — 1996
Southern Colorado Miners Memorial 1996 Ben Johnson ArtistMap (db m100504) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — 10 — Raton Pass — Between Colorado and New Mexico — Altitude 7,881 Feet
"Raton" is Spanish for "Mouse". On mountain branch Santa Fe Trail. Crossed by Kearny's Army of the west in the Mexican war and by first regiment, Colorado Volunteers in the civil war. "Uncle Dick" Wooten's toll road built 1865. Railroad . . . — Map (db m77853) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — 212 — Road to Santa Fe - Over the Pass / Santa Fe Trail Country - "Uncle Dick" Wootton
Panel 1 Road to Santa Fe "...for it begins upon the outside line of the outside State (Missouri) and runs directly toward the setting sun..." - Sen. Thomas Hart Benton, following the Santa Fe Trail survey, . . . — Map (db m97715) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Santa Fe Trail
This monument marks the route of the Santa Fe Trail 1822 - 1879 placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Colorado It also commemorates the faithful work of Harriett Parker Campbell . . . — Map (db m77856) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — The Coal Miner's Canary
For centuries, miners have been taking canary birds down into their mines to warn them of potential disaster. If a tunnel or shaft collapses or is blocked, thereby diminishing the oxygen supply, the canary will be the first to react, usually dying, . . . — Map (db m100501) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — The Last Coal Burning Steam Engine
Engine 638 was manufactured in 1906 and put into service with the Colorado & Southern R.R. for service at Trinidad for hauling coal, cattle, agricultural products and general merchandise. Later the engine saw service in other areas of . . . — Map (db m116849) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — 247 — The Ludlow Massacre - Cultural Frontier / Hispano Colorado - El Moro Country
Panel 1 The Ludlow Massacre By April 1914, the striking coal miners encamped at Ludlow (ten miles northwest of here) had nothing to lose but their lives. Poor, powerless, largely immigrant, they had held out for . . . — Map (db m97716) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — The Santa Fe Trail
This memorial is the Property of the State of Colorado The Santa Fe Trail 1840 - 1878 Two roads or forks of the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail-Bent's Old Fort to Taos and Santa Fe-joined . . . — Map (db m104912) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Trinidad's First City Building
The brick and stone two-story building with a cupola, directly across the street, was Trinidad's first city building, serving not only as Firehouse No. 1 but also as the city hall, police department, and jail. Until it was built in 1888, city . . . — Map (db m105536) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Viet-Nam War Memorial — July 4,1965     March 28,1973
Marker Front:Dedicated to those who gave the supreme sacrifice Benjamin J. Belarde, USA • Gary V. Orsland, USMC • Roger A. Blatnick • Isamel B. Armanda, USMC • Peter V. Metas, USA • Bennie Romero, USA • Felidephio B. Gomez, USMC • Anthony . . . — Map (db m62861) WM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — 192 — Welcome to Colorado - Trinidad Country / Trinidad - Army of the West
Panel 1 Welcome to Colorado Colorado's vast plains, rugged mountains and grand plateaus, so magnificent in their beauty and variety seem at times to overshadow the state's history and people. But look closely. The . . . — Map (db m97739) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Women & Children's March, 1914
During the miners' strike that began in September 1913, when the United Mine Workers of America was trying to unionize the coal mines of Colorado, their most effective public speaker, organizer and morale-booster was nationally famous Mary Harris . . . — Map (db m100500) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — World War II Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all men and women who served in WWII from 1941-1946 Fr. Leo Doyle S.J. · Fr. Joseph Haller S.J. Fr. Charles Robinson S.J. · Fr. Victor Vifquain S.J. Fr. Victor Dossogna S.J. Committee Nick G. Debono · Frank A. Deluca . . . — Map (db m62862) WM

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